SNF 2016.06 - SNF: Alexis vs Aaron in "I'm On A Boat!"

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Description: What could be friendlier than a rowboat competition between the Boy Scouts of America and the Canadian Sea Scouts? Probably not much, if it weren't for the fact that punk rocker Alexis Lovell has been set as the opposite number for Eagle Scout hero Aaron, captain of the Boy Scouts' team. It's a naval battle on the high seas of Nottawasaga bay (confusingly enough, off the shore of Wasaga beach), and international pride is on the line. Can Scout Spirit triumph over the power of punk rock? And why did they pick Alexis to represent the Sea Scouts, anyway? <Winner: Just like in the War of 1812, Canada (And by proxy Alexis)>

The cooling breeze blew across the lines of boats. Off of Wasaga Beach two groups of rowers were preparing for a race. The Boy Scouts of America, were going to row against the Canadian Sea Scouts. Each team had 10 boats, 9 of them would have 2 rowers and a captain. winner would be determined once 9 boats on a team made it to the finish line.

On the last two boats were something different. The two boats held the team leaders, and were rowed by one beefy rower. The American Boy Scouts were lead by the heroic Eagle Scout fighter Aaron Fang. The Canadian Sea Scouts had to scrounge up the little punk Alexis Lovell to act as team leader. The leaders were mostly there for show, as their boats would be focused on fighting each other.

In the lane separating the two teams were the leader's boats. Aaron's boat was an expertly crafted boat headed with a Bald Eagle Figure head. Aaron had on a class B swim shirt with scout swim trunks. He shirt was a new line for scout shirts, featuring several several scouts giving first aid, preparing food, and fighting off a Darkstalker. The Boy Scout carried a different bow then normal. He was armed with a composite polymer bow that lacked his bone shattering eagle head, but had an oar blade in its place.

According to the Scout Law of Scouts Canada, a Scout is:

Helpful and trustwothy,
Kind and cheerful,
Considerate and clean,
Wise in the use of all resources.

In short, a Scout is more or less everything that Alexis Lovell is not. So, why, of all people, was "Killasaurus Lex" chosen as the representative of a Sea Scout team for a match against the boating Boy Scouts of America?

The Canadian Sea Scout unit each wear red life jackets over their matching green uniform shirts. Composed of a roughly even mix of young teenage boys and girls, the group seems to be relatively laidback, but excited to be here at Wasaga Beach.

Alexis, for her part, isn't dressed in any sort of Scout uniform, and hasn't been allowed to since an incident at the age of six involving spiders and a burning tent. Instead, she is dressed in a red bikini top and Canadian flag-styled swim bottoms, a pair of aviator sunglasses resting over her eyes to shield them from the sun. She stands on the lead rowboat as the miniature navy rows out into the freshwater bay.

"Hey, is it true that you want to go out with Justin Bieber?" one of the Scout girls in the boat to port side of Alexis' own boat queries.

"I love Justin! Especially the song about loving yourself. It's so nice!" one of the other Scouts chirps from starboard.

"You do know that it's only called that because it's on the radio, right?" Alexis finally speaks up, her tone edged with disgust. "The real song title is -"

A collective gasp, then a chorus of giggles breaks out amongst the leading rowboats, causing the rest of the Canadian Scouts to look at each other questioningly.

"Hey, how come I never hear your music on the radio, Lexi?" another voice pipes up.

Choosing to ignore the question, though her cheeks flush hot with anger, Alexis instead addresses the lead rower in her boat.

"Row me closer so we can get this over with. How are these things for ramming?"

In the meanwhile, a short distance away in a more modern barge marked with the PFW logo, an official with a megaphone is setting up to call the fight while a tech crew operates the cameras set up on the boats and nearby buoys. A single chopper hovers overhead, covering the event from an aerial perspective.

With Alexis's boat closing in, Aaron prepares to greet her. "Morning miss Lovell. I see you dressed for the water today.". Aaron lowered his tone to near a whisper as the boats became closer. "I do think you are improperly dressed for this event." "You are going to be in a metal boat going back and forth while the sun beats down on it." "Not to mention you have nothing protecting yourself from my arrows." "I do not wish to see you be harmed needlessly today."

Aaron was also worried by the possible awkward positions that she might cause that would be harmful to his image. But there was far more to it then that. Aaron did not like her needless anger and defiance, it was detrimental to all involved. She was detrimental to many of his goals by her spread of message. Lovell's punk attitude is what scout troops try to correct, and she makes use of fighting and makes her songs and message more popular.

Now who would dare do such a thing.

The Sea Scouts in the Canadian fleet have decided to start a chant in the background behind the lead rowboat. Alexis shifts her weight slightly onto her left hip, resting her hand on it and tilting her chin upward to match her hidden gaze to Aaron's as the boats near each other. Her eyes remain concealed behind her sunglasses, making her expression momentarily unreadable. After Aaron starts to question her choice of attire, however, the girl's lips curve slowly into a grin.

"Looks like I'm not wearing a life jacket, either, eh?" she says with an upbeat tone, holding her palms up at either side in a gesture that both accentuates her statement and dismisses the issue with a shrug, as if the circumstances are beyond her control. Then, leaning forward and folding her arms behind her back, she calls over, "So, you're some kind of archer, huh?"

Alexis plucks the shades from her eyes, folding them and hooking the frame through one of the side straps of her bottoms, letting them hang against her hip. Straightening up, she laces her fingers together, stretching her arms forward and flexing the joints of her hands.

"Do they do Aquatic Archery in the Scouts?" the bikini-clad punk rocker queries. By now, a faint hum has started to emanate from around the boat beneath her feet, sending a ripple out through the water. "'Cause, you know, I'd really like to see how that works, eh?"

As Alexis lifts one knee into the air, the rower of her boat braces the sides of the vehicle with his hands. The reason soon becomes clear, as Alexis slams a foot down onto the bow, causing an unnaturally loud reverberation that sounds something like the pain of a jukebox on the receiving end of untoward violence to tremor through the rowboat, building into a wave of sound and water as it travels toward the Eagle Scout's vehicle, threatening to topple boat and/or passenger!

COMBATSYS: Alexis has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Aaron has joined the fight here.

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Alexis           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Aaron

COMBATSYS: Alexis successfully hits Aaron with Power Chord.

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Alexis           0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0            Aaron

Aaron's boat jostles as the waves come at his boat. The wave resonates through the Eagle Scout. The wave also affects all the other boats, with Aaron's boat being the hardest hit, along with nearby boats. The punk seemed to have forgotten all about the bystanders and acoustics involved, hitting her own Sea Scouts.

Aaron had to stabilize his own boat as he prepared a counter attack. Aaron knew just what to do. The scout ducked down behind the sides of his own boat. Holding his oar-bow horizontally, he peeked over to take his aim. Pulling back his bow string, light began to shine from his finger tips. He released his grip sending forth a beam of light and the punk rocker.

COMBATSYS: Alexis dodges Aaron's Arrow of Light.

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Alexis           0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0            Aaron

Luckily, the Sea Scouts are accustomed to a little more turbulence than the previously placid bay waters offered. Aside from the rower in Alexis' lead boat, who struggles to keep the water vehicle righted in the aftershock of her attack, the nearest rowers find themselves splashed lightly as waves leap the side guards of their crafts while the rowboats are rocked, but not in danger of capsizing. The Scouts are not, however, pleased, responding with cries of "Take it easy, eh?" and "Try not to tip us, eh?" as well as a "Sorry!" from one particularly Canadian youth.

"And it looks like Alexis is kicking off the fight with a splash!" the megaphone booms over the water, eliciting a groan from the Sea Scout squad.

When her attack fails to overturn the opposing lead rowboat outright, Alexis expects that a counter-attack from the bow is likely to be incoming. The glow elicits an arched eyebrow from the Canadian punk. "Jeez, maybe I should have kept my sunglasses on, eh?" she quips, shielding her eyes with one hand as her frame tenses in anticipation. When the bolt of light is loosed at her, the girl quickly ducks forward into a sprinter's crouch, her hands on the front of the vessel. The energy arrow flies just over her head before sailing off toward the beach.

Alexis sucks in a breath; while the defensive maneuver may have appeared calculated, it was actually much closer than she expected. "Miss," she calls out to Aaron with a matter-of-fact tone. Addressing the teenage boy responsible for rowing her boat over her shoulder, she snaps, "Stop staring and bring me closer. Ramming speed!"

As the boat rows forward at full speed, it becomes clear that any attempt at a 'ramming speed' is more akin to 'saunter on over while stopping to smell the roses' speed, despite the rower's best efforts.

Growling in frustration, Alexis decides to do away with the vessel of transportation altogether. Pushing forward from her crouch, she launches herself off the boat and into the air, swinging her body perpendicular to Aaron's as she sails (though not in the nautical sense) toward him on a collision course. Should she connect, she'll attempt to swing herself around his body before looping an arm over his head and dropping backward, driving his head toward the deck of his own boat with a wrestling DDT accompanied by a forceful shockwave of sound akin to a distorted guitar chord.

Should she miss, well, at least she's wearing a swimsuit...

COMBATSYS: Aaron blocks Alexis' Stage Dive.

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Alexis           0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0            Aaron

Aaron missed his shot with great irritation. He noticed that Alexis was speeding up and heading right for him. Aaron waited to see her plan. A first it looked like she was going to board his boat. Leaning out, he found out she was going to skip the collision of boats. The flying punk was incoming, and Aaron had to act fast. He went straight to try and duck. He did manage to avoid the full force and fineness of the attack, but he still was impacted by a decently sized teen.

The punk was on Aaron's boat. Alexis would not stay on Aaron's boat. To rectify the unwanted presence, the scout was going to have to use force. Aaron turned around, then spun around like a golfer. His oar shining with red, and heading right for the under dressed deviant. If it worked, she would be in the water with her weight elsewhere.

COMBATSYS: Alexis endures Aaron's Good Turn.

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Alexis           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Aaron


In the meanwhile, lounging on the beach with a large and suspiciously hairy fellow, the other band members are having an important discussion.

"But it makes no sense! How can it be Wasaga Beach when the Bay is not a Wasaga?" a silver-haired Kim Steele complains from her beach chair.

"It's not 'not a Wasaga,' it's 'Nottawasaga,'" Matt 'Toothhead' Barker explains patiently while sipping a virgin strawberry daiquiri.

"My mind is seriously being blown here," Kim says, her eyes going wide and vacant.

"What's that, the fourth time today?" guitarist Benny "Benny Lava" Lavoie says with a smirk as he lounges on a picnic blanket. "Maybe you need a hardware upgr- AUGH, MY EYES!" Benny's thought is interrupted by the streak of light that was intended for Alexis as it flies directly over his field of vision.

==*== BACK ON THE BOAT ==*==

The energized oar arcs toward Alexis. The girl grits her teeth as she leans into the attack; the close quarters afford little room to try and avoid the oar without giving the archer more breathing room than she wants to allow. She's already on the offensive as the weapon smacks her in the shoulder. She ducks down, attempting to maneuver around behind Aaron and hook her arms under his, pulling them tight around his midsection. Should she succeed, she'll drop backward, attempting to suplex Aaron head-and-shoulders first toward the deck of the boat with another blast of released sonic energy, though the shift of weight could well tilt the rowboat and tip them both overboard!

COMBATSYS: Aaron dodges Alexis' Power Throw.

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Alexis           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Aaron

The scary punk lady was coming for Aaron. Aaron was cornered but had one escape, and he took it. Aaron jumped off the side of his row boat. He held on to the boat and sidled towards the back. He climbed back in and now had his rower between him and the scary punk lady.

Aaron then plunged his hand into the cool waters. He felt the purity of them. Both sides of rowers gave off so much Scout Spirit. A white light shown from Aaron as Scout Spirit filled his body.

COMBATSYS: Aaron gathers his will.

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Alexis           0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1            Aaron

When Aaron dives off the side of the boat to escape her, Alexis turns as if about to leap off of the boat in pursuit. When he moves back to climb back on board, though, she remains on board herself, as yet still relatively dry. "What's wrong, eh? Scared?" she taunts as she bounces on her feet a couple of times, intentionally rocking the boat to try and disrupt Aaron's concentration on whatever ritual it is that he's currently enacting. She considers the rower between them for a moment, and, after weighing the ramifications of incapacitating or ejecting him and what the media might make of her assaulting a Boy Scout, decides against doing so.

Two can play at Aaron's game. Alexis, however, doesn't thrive on the peace of nature or any sense of moral decency. She thrives on noise.

"Alright!" she turns toward the Sea Scout fleet, screaming. "Like we practiced before! One! Two! Three! Four!"

Oars are given a moment's rest as instruments are produced from forest green pockets: whistles, drumsticks, harmonicas, kazoos, a flute, and even a single ukelele previously slung over a shoulder are whipped out during the countdown. All combine in cacophonous unison as those Sea Scouts whose mouths aren't otherwise occupied with wind instruments half-sing, half shout together.


As the song continues in no less than five different simultaneous keys, Alexis' voice trails off. Turning back to face Aaron, she pushes her right hand into her left, popping the knuckles. A loud, bass-y hum fills the air around Aaron's boat as ambient aural energy accumulates around Alexis. Shifting her weight onto her left hip, she raises her arm at an angle, giving a pretty reasonably precise Scout's salute - until she tucks her ring and index fingers in with her pinky and thumb, resulting in a single-fingered mockery of the traditional Scout sign accompanied by a vexatious smirk.

"You gonna paddle this thing by hand, or are you gonna fight me?" she taunts.

COMBATSYS: Alexis surges with the power of rock!

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Alexis           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1            Aaron

Alexis was making a gambit to demoralize Aaron and his Boy Scouts. She did fail to consider that the Boy Scouts are now beating the Sea Scouts since they are playing and not rowing. She also forgot that Aaron had an oar with him. In fact, he was going to use it right now to club her right in the head.

Aaron rallied to his scouts. "Quickly, subvert their attempt at national pride and beat them while they play.". Facing the punk now, the Eagle Scout uses a formal tone with a hint of condescending. "I do believe you need to learn respect Lovell. Now let me Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable you".

With that, Aaron jumps around the rower with his oar-bow held high above him. He swung it down on the punk releasing its harden blade on her crown.

COMBATSYS: Aaron successfully hits Alexis with EDGE Method.

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Alexis           1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1            Aaron

The barrage of noise continues unabated from the Canadian team as it coasts through the coastal waters, the Sea Scouts happily ignoring the impending exchange of violence as the song comes to a crescendo.

Meanwhile, Alexis has shifted back to a defensive stance as Aaron skirts around the Boy Scout to become the new proverbial monkey in the middle. As the oar crashes down toward her cranium, she brings her hands up to try and catch it, but it slips her grasp to collide with her noggin. Staggering back dangerously close to the edge of the boat, Alexis grunts. "Shit. Were you on the Scouts' Lacrosse Team or something?" she growls, looping the crook of her arm over her head to suppress the pain of the injury and protect herself from further overhead assault. "Or were you Explaining, Demonstrating, Guiding and Enabling me on how to chop firewood?"

Before she's even finished her line of questioning, Alexis swings her body forward in the close quarters of the rowboat. With a swivel of her abdomen, she attempts to slam her hips sidelong against Aaron's waist region and knock him out of the boat. Should they connect, an oddly musical *PLONK* would accompany the impact as the sonic energy gathered at the contact point is released in a show of force.

COMBATSYS: Aaron blocks Alexis' Aggressive Strike.

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Alexis           1/---====/=======|=======\===----\1            Aaron

Aaron braced himself with his bow against the colliding force of Alexis's hips. He was still impacted, but not knocked out of the boat.

"No" says the Scout. "I happened to learn that not from Lacrosse, but from fighting for my life in Metro City." "I learned it to protect others, those who could not protect themselves." Aaron brings in another swing of his oar aimed for the punk's kidney.

Outside the fighting boat, was chaos and confusion. The BSA rowers where scattered in the lead, but had no idea what the Sea Scouts were doing. The Sea Scouts did not know whether to keep playing or to start rowing again. And Alexis's boat was left with no captain. And the fighting boat itself was trailing far behind due to all the shaking and weight.

COMBATSYS: Aaron successfully hits Alexis with Medium Strike.

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Alexis           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\====---\1            Aaron

There's a faintly annoyed expression on Alexis' face as her hips smack against Aaron's bow. "Metro, eh? Things got pretty fucked up there," she admits, for once in the fight showing a hint of sympathy as she rubs her sore hip momentarily. "What with all the bug people and zombies - unfh!"

The oar strike to the kidney catches Alexis off-guard, and she stumbles backward before tumbling over the side of the boat and into the water with a loud SPLOOSH.

"Oh poop, it looks like the cap'n just fell in the drink!" says one of the Sea Scout boys, who, for some reason, appears to be cosplaying a pirate, given his eye patch and black skull-and-crossbones tricorne. He stuffs his harmonica into his uniform shirt pocket and clears his throat before shouting out over the noise. "THE CAPTAIN IS OVERBOARD! AS ACTING CAPTAIN, I DECLARE A BOARDING ACTION! FULL SPEED AHEAD!"

With that, all instruments are stowed, and within seconds the Sea Scouts are plowing at top speed toward the bewildered Boy Scouts. A rallying cry rises from the troops.

"For maple syrup!"
"For beavers!"
"For Bieber!"
"For John Candy!"
"For Tim Horton's!"
"For ice hockey!"
"For street hockey!"
"For field hockey!"
"For apologizing to people who offend you!"

The final rallying cry is shouted in unison as the Sea Scouts approach the Boy Scouts, apparently with the intent of commandeering their vessels.

Meanwhile, Alexis' head pops up from beneath the surface of the bay, her mouth open to suck in air as she treads water. With the back of her hand, she brushes her now wet strands of hair out of her eyes. The feel of the slightly chilly water against her skin is invigorating in spite of the fresh bruise on her midriff. Her chest swells as she draws in another deep breath before dipping down into the water again.

A few seconds later, amidst the commotion of the impromptu naval battle, Alexis resurfaces on the other side of the boat, lunging with an outstretched hand to pull herself up and over the side. Water runs in rivulets down her glistening body as she advances on Aaron, her feet smacking wetly against the deck.

"Try not to take this the wrong way," she insists, before abruptly attempting to ram her fist into Aaron's stomach and double him over.

Should she succeed, she'll attempt to force his head down between her thighs, grabbing the back of his swim trunks for leverage to do so, before slipping her arms under his in a double underhook. Finally, she would give a slight bounce before throwing her legs out from under herself, allowing gravity and her weight to drive him face first into the floor of the boat with enough force (given the accompanying chi shockwave) to drive the vessel under!

COMBATSYS: Aaron dodges Alexis' Drop D.

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Alexis           1/-----<</<<<<<<<|=======\====---\1            Aaron

Aaron took Alexis's advice and took it the right way. The right way was of course, slipping under the punch and sliding away to the end of the boat. The Eagle Scout then noticed the charging pirates. With quick think and leader ship he yelled out to them.

"Start plan UME!"

With that, the boat captains nearest put on revolutionary war tricornes. The captains held their staffs tightly as the Sea Scouts closed in. They then cried out to the other boats "The Canadians are coming! The Canadians are coming!"

With his scouts prepared, Aaron now could focus back onto the punk. With Alexis lowered for a moment, Aaron knew he had to take advantage of the opportunity. To bring his heel down on her. He would send her down to the hardened deck of the boat.

COMBATSYS: Aaron successfully hits Alexis with Strong Kick.

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Alexis           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1            Aaron

By now the bay waters around the boat have become practically turbulent with the chaos of paddles, sonic shockwaves and rocking boats. What began as a legitimate rowing contest has become an international sea battle. Uniforms have become uniformly drenched as the Sea Scouts and Boy Scouts duel on the open water. The rower of Aaron's boat is pulled overboard in the confusion by a pair of Scouts in red life vests.

In the meanwhile, Alexis is getting her ass kicked. Aaron's heel should be easy enough to catch, but Alexis' own heel lands on a particularly slippery section of the surface of the deck as she's raising her hands to do so, causing her balance to give way when the kick hits her guard. Driven to the floor of the boat, the soaked Canadian punk growls fiercely.

"Screw it," she states irritably as the hum around her builds, the vibrations in the air and structure of the boat palpable as they rise in intensity. She picks herself up into a crouch, clapping her hands together in front of herself, before shouting at the top of her voice (or at least really really loud): "DEE FIVE!"

Several of the Boy Scouts turn confused looks toward their captain's boat, while the Sea Scouts drop what they're doing and brace whatever boat they happen to be on at the moment. Then, after a beat -


With that, Alexis leaps into the air, sucking in a deep breath as she raises her arms over her head. As she descends, she lets out a shriek that echoes across the bay, dispersing flocks of sea gulls and causing people on the shoreline to take pause. Thrusting her hands downward, she guides the amplified sonic blast toward the deck of the boat Aaron is standing on. The boat drops rapidly as water is displaced to every side of it by the force of the sound waves pummeling the vessel, before collapsing back over the sides of the boat as Alexis drops toward it.

COMBATSYS: Alexis successfully hits Aaron with Shredding Solo.

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Alexis           0/-------/<<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2            Aaron

Battle had begun.

Aaron had lost his rower. Now Alexis lept up and unleashed a sonic blast down on him. The blast shook Aaron and his boat to the core. The boat finally flipped over.

Aaron lost his boat, and the race was done with. But he would would not give in. His boat was overturned, but not sunk. Aaron walked out of the water onto his upside down boat. A light glow came from the Eagle Scout. Then he started to sing..

"Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light."
"What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?"
"Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight"
"O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?"

With that, Aaron shines a brilliant red glare. The American patriots rallied! They sang along as they battled the pirates. They were fighting for the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

COMBATSYS: Aaron charges his next attack!

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Alexis           0/-------/<<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2            Aaron

One might assume that to be a punk is antithetical to being a patriot. After all, "God Save the Queen" is perhaps the most iconic of punk anthems. On the other hand, why bother challenging the establishment if you don't care about the country you live in?

The truth is that Alexis is a patriot at heart, as dissonant as her own attitude may be with the cultural norm for the country. After all, she probably wouldn't be wearing a maple leaf bikini if she weren't. On top of that, nothing makes her sense of patriotism flare more than competing with her neighbours from the South.

However, none of this addresses the real reason for the fire behind the slippery teen's eyes. She stands glowering on another overturned rowboat across from Aaron's, having climbed out of the bay onto it after her previous attack. The real reason for her ire?

Aaron is singing in the middle of a fight.

That's /her thing./

Alexis doesn't wait for Aaron to finish. She draws in a breath. It wouldn't do to repeat the first verse of the Canadian anthem. Instead, she bursts forth into song with the inspiring and virtually unknown second verse of the Canadian national anthem!

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow!
Great prairies spread and Lordly rivers flow!
How dear to us thy broad domain, from East to Western sea!
The land of hope for all who toil, the truth North strong and free!
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee! o/~

Alexis' voice is actually surprisingly clear and melodic when singing the anthem, compared to the musical numbers that she is better known for playing. If it weren't clashing terribly with the American anthem being simultaneously sung, it would actually probably be quite pleasant.

Unlike the Boy Scouts, who rally at the sound of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Sea Scouts look confused by Alexis' outburst.

"Is she making up new words as she goes?" one of the girls asks her fellow Scout.

"I thought the second verse was in French," another remarks, scratching his head.

COMBATSYS: Alexis surges with the power of rock!

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Alexis           1/----===/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2            Aaron

Aaron may have not had the professional singing voice Alexis had. But he had something even better. Sharp stabbing sticks fired at high velocity at a standing unprotected target. A mighty gale blows down onto the water. Aaron draws his first arrow and screams!

"I have not yet begun to fight!"

Aaron unleashes an unrelenting storm of arrows across the water. Each one was aimed for the punk. She was warned that she was not properly dressed, and she would pay for it!

COMBATSYS: Aaron successfully hits Alexis with Empowered Scoutís Law.

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Alexis           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>---\-------\0            Aaron

The bruises from the literal paddling that Alexis has been receiving might beg to differ. This is the only thought that Alexis has time for between the finale of her song and the release of the first shot.

The truth of the matter hits Alexis with the force of a dozen arrows.

At it turns out, the Scout Spirit is as literally anathema to Alexis as its Law is to her attitude. Her arms come up to protect her face, but largely in vain - the Spirit-infused shafts pierce her skin, driving her back to the edge of the boat. She drops to one knee, a pained gasp rattling from her body.

One of the Sea Scouts leans up over the side of the craft with concern in her eyes. "Lexi! Are you okay? Do we need to call a doctor?"

"Are the hobbits safe?" Alexis mumbles as her hair spills over her eyes.

"Eh?" the younger Canadian peers at the captain.

"Never... mind," Alexis says as she picks herself up shakily to her feet, pulling arrows from her thigh and side. Small trickles of blood start to run down her skin as she rises.

"I'mma go get a lifeguard," the Sea Scout assures Alexis before swimming off.

Alexis takes one step closer to the edge of the boat. There's a gap of several feet between the inverted vessels. For a moment, she stares into the gap, as if considering. She looks to her left and right. The Canadians are fighting a losing battle, far too concerned with being conscientious to compete.

"I'm sorry!" one girl calls to a comrade as they fail to keep a gang of American Scouts from upturning their rowboat.

"No, I'm sorry!" the boy shouts back.

"I'm sorry!" another Scout apologizes to one of the opposing team as they struggle over possession of an oar.

Alexis turns back to face Aaron as another involuntary shudder runs through her body. Then, without another word, she leaps into the air, flying across the gap with her legs apart, arrows dropping out of her skin and into the water as she heads on a collision course toward Aaron, aiming to collide with him and taking him down to a mounted position on the underside of his boat. Should she succeed, she should end up straddling his stomach; from there, she'll clench her fists, before letting them rain down on Aaron's face and upper body! Each blow would be accompanied by a melodic *ping* as a burst of energy accompanies it.

There's only so much in the tank, though, as her wounds appear too severe to continue the fight any further...

COMBATSYS: Alexis has reached second wind!

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Alexis           0/-------/---<<<<|>>>>---\-------\0            Aaron

COMBATSYS: Alexis successfully hits Aaron with Beatdown in Three Four.

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Alexis           0/-------/---<<<<|>>>>>>>\>>>>>--\1            Aaron

Aaron had managed to unleash his volley of arrows on that punk. Then she started jumping across. Aaron tried to escape but was caught in her clutches. The metal sounds ring in his ears as he is beaten down. His noes bleeds out on to the boat as he is released. And that punk was still standing.

The Boy Scouts, courteous as they were, accepted the apologies of the Sea Scouts. They still went on with over turning boats, but they made sure to do the least harm to the Sea Scouts. It was perhaps the most polite battle of the decade.

In one last valiant assault, Aaron stood back up. He swung his oar like an ax at Alexis. Not bothering to hold on, it flew. With no bow-oar, the scout would bring up his knee to the punk. To finish her, he would bring out his right fist to her hole filled face. His strength was waning, but his scouts were wining.


COMBATSYS: Aaron can no longer fight.

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Alexis           0/-------/---<<<<|

COMBATSYS: Alexis blocks Aaron's Be Prepared.

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Alexis           0/-------/--<<<<<|

Once the last of her energy has been spent astride the Boy Scout, Alexis pushes herself unsteadily off of him. Her assumption - though she's barely in a cognisant enough state to be making those - is that her opponent is down for the count.

"Lexi, look out!"

The warning comes from the high-pitched voice of the youngest Sea Scout in the water, a boy of only eleven. In a daze, Alexis whirls around to see the oar coming at her. With a shift of her forearm, she deflects it; as Aaron's grip is loosened, the weapon drops into the water. One of the nearby Scouts quickly moves to fish it out. The knee jabs Alexis in the side, catching her in a spot already sore from an arrow wound. She maintains her balance as the wind is driven from her, though, and her hand comes up to catch Aaron's, only an inch from her face. As Aaron goes down, Alexis' own body goes limp, though she manages just barely to remain upright.

"Thanks, Sid," she says, brushing her hair out of her face as the aural aura around her fades into a rather peaceful calm.

"No problem, Lex. Hey, um, warning you - that's not cheating, is it?"

"Doesn't matter if you don't get caught," Alexis replies with a shrug. "Hey, don't you guys have a race to be winning? What's your sister gonna think if you just quit now?"

"Oh, Kim won't care. She knows we tried our hardest. Besides, you won the fight!"

"Did I?" Alexis takes a moment to look around herself and takes in a deep breath. "Oh. Maybe you're right, Sid. Hey, do they teach you guys how to treat arrow wounds in Scouts?"

COMBATSYS: Alexis takes no action.

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Alexis           0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Alexis has ended the fight here.

Log created on 12:51:59 06/11/2016 by Alexis, and last modified on 13:29:39 06/13/2016.